“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
How Did America End Up With Barney Frank?
This morning Barney Frank chairs committee hearings that affects the future of American financial freedom and security. This irresponsible caricature of a cliche, a buffoon, a failed fop, a pretender to intellectual distinction and the aging queen of the house has a significant impact on your wealth and all for which you worked and saved.
How is that possible?